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Section of Beauty Mountain with a number of famous sport (Concertina, Stabat Mater, Gun Club) and trad routes (Super Crack, Mushrooms, Right Son of Thunder). Usually a good choice for those who want to avoid the crowds. Just like Endless, it is sunny and hot in mid day.
Walk along the cliff for about 20-30 minutes until the trail goes through rocky area under a huge roof. Just past the roof there is a large boulder which forms a cave enclosed on the left with a vertical orange face (Gun Club). The Thunder Buttress area starts here.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Thunder Buttress:
Screamer Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Momma's Squeeze Box 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Super Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mushrooms 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Right Son of Thunder 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Transcendence 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Concertina 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Super Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Thunder Buttress
One of the very best climbs of the grade at the New. Continuously difficult. Use longer slings at the bottom roof to avoid rope drag higher up. Save your strength and #1 and #2 cams for the crux up top. Some spectacular whippers from the very last moves have been seen....[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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